In bloom at Beloved

It’s the Newark Half Marathon on Sunday 12 August so there’ll be no Girls Around Town  this week…

The girls aren’t taking part (why are you not surprised?!) but they’ll be having a bit of a break while Radio Newark broadcasts live from the race throughout the morning.

Fear not though, June and Rachel will be back the following weekend when they’ll be joined by old friend and former co-presenter of the show, Tina Bettison

Tina will be in the studio on Sunday 19 August to talk about all things arty, both in her own studio and gallery BELOVED@THEBARN and further afield in and around Southwell.

She’ll be looking back at some of the events of the last few weeks and there’ll be news too of what’s happening now and what’s to come – including the Southwell Music FestivalCeramics in Southwell and, last but by no means least, The Barn’s very own Summer Party!

To find out more, tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon – in the meantime, if you’re reading this well before Sunday 19 August, there could still be time for you catch a couple of those upcoming events.

Local artist Jo Munks, whose exhibition Women InBloom runs throughout the month, will be giving an evening talk about her work on Thursday 16 August. The talk begins at 7pm and refreshments are included in the ticket price of £5 in advance or £8 on the door but places are limited – call Tina on 07519 826819 or visit The Barn at 79 King Street in Southwell to check availability…

On Saturday 18 August, there’s a opportunity for children over 8-years old (and their well-behaved parents!) to create their own collage masterpieces to take away. Tickets are £10 for adults, kids go free, all materials are included and there’s no need to book – just drop in any time between 1pm and 4pm.

And if you haven’t visited BELOVED@THEBARN yet, why not take a virtual tour?

Just click on the video at the top right of this page to find out what’s waiting to be discovered there…

Speaking to the soul

I believe painting speaks to the soul like visual poetry, giving hope and joy and inspiration

More and more these days, people are searching for antidotes to the frenetic pace of modern life. There’s a huge growth area in finding ways to reconnect, to carve out some peaceful time……yoga, meditation, mindfulness.

Whether looking at it or making it, art is the epitome of mindfulness and no one knows this better than next weekend’s guest on Girls Around Town

A local artist who makes joyous, colourful and expressive oil paintings, Liz Goulding will be joining Rosalyn and June in the studio to talk about her work which, in addition to exhibiting her paintings, includes making bespoke items for interiors and teaching workshops and art classes.

Liz will be sharing the story of how she arrived at doing what she loves and living her authentic life. She’ll have news too of some exciting upcoming projects such as Art Journalling For The Soul, a Painting and Yoga workshop and her next exhibition, a collection of new work called Serenity.

You can see more of her work on her website – then tune in from 10am to 12 noon next Sunday or listen online  to meet Liz and learn how she’s inspired by the light, colour and texture in the world around her.